Broken Home: The Causes
Research Scholar from Gauhati University in India, Saikia (2017), stated that
divorce is guaranteed as the primary cause of having a broken home. There are
instances that both parents leave home, but most often either one of them does.
Subsequently, it will affect the family system due the nonattendance of either
or both of the parents, then the family will be considered as broken.
(2017) also quantified that death of parent/s is another factor which can
diminish the effectiveness of the family. Unfortunately, there are some
occurrence in which parental death resulted to a broken home. Though death
doesn’t certainly consider as an attribute of broken home, however the death of
either or both parents becomes the children’s incompleteness in part
their of development.
Misconception among Family Members
to Saikia (2017), aside from parental divorce and death, misconception among
the family member can be develop and become the cause leading to a broken home.
Engagement of any family member towards harmful objects such as drugs,
alcoholic drinks and any misconduct can lead to misconception more specifically
devastation and anger, which becomes the reason of breaking oneself from the
Incompetent Supervision of Parents
supervision towards the family members can lead to destroying the affiliation
of the family. When the administrator of the family most especially the parent
fails to supervise the members, each of the member will be given a chance to do
whatever and however they want at home and even outside. If this kind of family
system continuous, it will lead to a worse condition that might possibly
resulted to break the family (Saikia, 2017).
Parental and Friends Stimulus
(2017) stated additional cause why a family being broken up is due to the
parental or friends’ persuasion. If a third person or third party became part
of the exclusive matters at home, bad-mouthing will occur and misconception
might possibly turn out worse. Since everyone has friendly affiliation to other
people, some often used to convey their dilemmas to them. However, there can be
negative impact in telling other people what one’s going through in life. The
people whom they expect to aid them from a certain problem may advised an
unanticipated suggestion. Most of the time, splitting up of parents is because
of the stimuli made by friends and parents.
Parent’s Overseas Employment
Philippines, researchers studied the consequences of parent’s overseas
employment to the member of the family left behind. Commonly, the reason why
some parents choose to work abroad is to provide family better living.
According to Cruz (1987), Parrenas (2001), & NIRP (2001), even though
having occupation abroad produces substantial advantages to the family left out,
studies discovered that Filipino children who are left behind encounter
psychological and emotional anxiety (as cited in Arguillas, F., Arguillas, M.,
& Williams, 2012).
Broken Home: Effects on Social
Well-being of Adolescents
to Doughty (2008), research from the London’s government discovered that
parents who are united offers a higher benefit than a single one to avoid
adolescents from deteriorating into emotional distress and disruptive behavior.
The research also revealed that those adolescents fostered by a single parent,
and those who are engaged from parental divorce or break-up entailed to do
disobedience at schools, suffer from meager health condition, involved in
various crime, addiction and poverty as aged. Doughty (2008) also stated that,
around year 2004, the London’s government researchers examined approximately
eight thousand children with classified ages from five to sixteen and
discovered that 10% of the population size endured disorders. As the children
rechecked, new information was formulated and stated that an adolescent whose
parents are separated have a higher tendency to developed emotional illness
than those parents living in unison.
(2015) also pointed out some effects of parents separation with regards to adolescent’s
social relationship. One of the effects is children’s transgression and being
involve in oppressing behavior that negatively affect peer relationships, as
they are suffering from anxiety in relation to their broken home. Another
effect is it makes adolescents challenging to find better social interactions
and participate in progressive endeavors such as teen activities due to their burden.
Psychologist Carl Pickhardt explains that adolescents from broken home might
acquire negative attitude toward relationships and develop feelings of wariness
to both of their parents and romantic partner (Green, 2015).